Today, I introduced the Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act, which would require new homes built with federal dollars to meet accessibility standards -- including a zero-step entrance, wheelchair accessible doorways and bathrooms, and climate controls that are at a height reachable from a wheelchair. Show More Summary
Bob Dole, now 92 and in a wheelchair, made a rare return visit to Congress on Monday to celebrate this week's 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act - the sort of big bipartisan triumph of yore that now seems unimaginable.
Washington forgets the art of friendship by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Bob Dole, now 92 and in a wheelchair, made a rare return visit to Congress on Monday to celebrate this week’s 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act — the sort of big bipartisan triumph of yore that [...]Show More Summary
Just after midnight on a Sunday in June, 60-year-old Monica Bartley and 55-year-old Geraldine Brown found themselves stranded at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. Both women use wheelchairs, and the accessible bus they depend on to take them home to Brooklyn had long stopped running. Show More Summary
Uber still has a long way to go in order to make its transportation network fully accessible to New Yorkers in wheelchairs, a disability rights organization said ahead of Sunday's 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Show More Summary
As the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, it's hard to imagine the struggles of creating an independent life in a wheelchair before the government required accommodations.
A few weeks ago, I was invited to an LGBT Pride celebration — one of those big bashes filled with sexy boys. It's rare for me to go. I'm more of a Cinderfella, likely to sit at home and binge on Netflix, only wishing for a chance to hobnob with hotties. Show More Summary
The County Council approved a 25 cent pre-trip surcharge on Uber, Lyft and other transportation network services to fund efforts to make the taxi fleet wheelchair accessible.
Andrea Dalzell, 2015 Ms. Wheelchair New York, participates in the inaugural Disability Pride Parade, Sunday, July 12 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Like many reporters who end up covering disability issues, it’s not my beat. ButShow More Summary
A 58-year-old shooter at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater last night killed two people and injured nine others before shooting himself. Police today identified the man as John Russell Houser, from Alabama; they are not sure whyShow More Summary
“When the Bolshoi unveiled its take on a Russian literature classic this week, among the dancers was a Paralympian who lost his leg to frostbite while serving in the Russian army, swirling on stage in his wheelchair.”
The video shows 10 officers on the scene for this one man in a wheelchair. Los Angeles, CA — Three rounds with a bean bag gun and a taser — deployed against a man in a wheelchair. The LAPD is facing criticism after a video surfaced that shows them firing beanbag rounds at a man in a wheelchair and then hitting him with a taser. Show More Summary
A new video shows 10 officers with the LAPD surrounding Christopher Zareck, 43, who is confined to a wheelchair. In the video below, Zareck appears combative, but the response of the officers is being criticized as excessive and abusive. Zareck was tasered and hit repeatedly by bean-bag rounds. Officers were trying to taken Zareck into […]
A video taken by a homeless resident of Skid Row in Los Angeles captured a disturbing scene where another homeless man in a wheelchair was surrounded by ten LAPD officers, tased, and shot with bean bags.
Tony Sellers arrived at the Daleview House nursing home in Londonderry for his daily visit with his mother, Sadie, to find only an empty wheelchair. Nursing home staff had no idea where the 79-year-old great grandmother had disappeared to. Show More Summary
Facebook is being credited for saving one man’s life. Disable veteran, Chris Thomas is wheelchair bound and suffers from limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. He was heading into the bathroom at his Pittsburgh home. As he was about to enter the bathroom, his wheelchair caught the edge of a box. The box fell and a heavy shelf […]
Sneaking out to get a tattoo is something you might expect from a teenager -- not a 79-year-old grandma. So you can imagine Tony Sellers' surprise when he showed up at his mother's care home only to find her empty wheelchair. Little did he know the grandmother of 11 was out on the town, getting her very own tattoo. Show More Summary
More than 1,000 subcontracted airport security officers, baggage handlers and wheelchair attendants at the city's two major airports plan to strike starting Wednesday night, according to a union that... To view the full story, click the title link.
“The generosity, the caring was inspiring.”
The LAPD is facing criticism for firing bean bags and a Taser at a homeless man in a wheelchair who police claim was swinging a pole. [ more › ]